RSSCategory: Articles: Gold Silver Stocks

Equities the Way to Benefit from Gold’s Strength

Henk J. Krasenberg, analyst and founder of the European Gold Centre and author and publisher of the GOLDVIEW newsletter, sees no lack of potential among small-cap equities, especially for investors willing to look beyond the U.S. borders. He offers names in Europe and Africa—what he calls “the poorest and richest continent”—and reminds us that Mexico produces a lot more than silver. In this exclusive Gold Report interview, Krasenberg counsels patience because “you have to wait for the development.” Companies mentioned: AFRICAN GOLD GROUP INC. – ASTUR GOLD CORP. – AURCANA CORPORATION – AURICO GOLD INC. – AVINO SILVER & GOLD MINES LTD. – AVRUPA MINERALS LTD. – CANASIL RESOURCES INC. – COLT RESOURCES INC. – EDGEWATER EXPLORATION LTD. […]

Continue Reading

Precious Metals Mining Stocks: Long- and Short-Term Outlook

Precious Metals Mining Stocks: Long- and Short-Term Outlook

Today’s market session is very volatile, not only in case of euro, dollar and stock indices, but also in case of precious metals. The rally in the mining stocks is much less significant than one might expect based on gold’s and stocks’ rally. Should this be of concern to precious metals investors? In today’s essay, we will provide you with two mining-stock-related charts: one focusing on the long term and one that provides a short-term signal. Let’s begin with the former (chart courtesy by http://stockcharts.com) In the Toronto Stock Exchange Venture Index (which is a proxy for the junior miners as so many of them are included in it), we have […]

Continue Reading

Junior Gold Exploration – part II

Junior Gold Exploration – part II

Over the course of gold’s secular bull the demand for this precious metal has skyrocketed. And as a result gold’s primary supply source, mine production, has been forced to respond. Thankfully with the price of gold soaring to all-time highs, there’s been no shortage of mining companies hitting the hills to look for the next deposit. As a result of more and more miners looking for gold, more and more gold is being found. And thanks to an industry-wide boost in capex to develop these finds, this bull’s exploration cycle has recently started to bear its fruit. This fruit is production growth for three years running, including a 2011 tally […]

Continue Reading

World Navigating Troubled Waters: Gold and Silver Will Move Higher As Safe Haven

World Navigating Troubled Waters: Gold and Silver Will Move Higher As Safe Haven

We have climbed the wall of worry for over twenty years as wealth in the ground becomes increasingly desirable in a world that is threatened with the ghosts of depressions past.  We observe the doubters who regale us with such headlines as “The Fed’s Big Move Is No Solution” or a noted economist writes that he senses the tone of urgency of Fed Governor Janet Yellen’s remarks that “the scope remains to provide additional accommodation.”  Yellen’s comments are really repetitions of her boss The Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. The world is navigating very troubled waters.  For over four years the top Central Banks orchestrated by the Federal Reserve Chief injected […]

Continue Reading

Investors Need to Understand Basic Geology

Chris Wilson, president of Exploration Alliance, a niche consulting group, believes education is an investment basic. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report,Wilson shares his guidelines for winnowing out the crowded junior mining sector to find the companies worth serious investigation and urges investors to know their porphyries from their narrow veins. The Gold Report: Chris, you have described the junior mining industry as being “in disarray.” Do you have any ideas for investors who might want to participate in the space, but may be a bit confused or discouraged? Chris Wilson: Well, upfront I would say do not lose heart, but do not go throwing your money at just any junior […]

Continue Reading

Why Are We Certain that Gold Producers Will Soar?

Why Are We Certain that Gold Producers Will Soar?

By Jeff Clark, Casey Research For the past eighteen months, gold stocks have been pummeled. They showed some life from mid-May to mid-June – GDX, the gold miner’s index, was up 21%, while gold rose 5.5%. That bounce was exciting, but they’ve still got a lot of lost ground to make up. Since January 1, 2011, GDX is down 28%, while gold is up 10%. So what’s going to move these darn stocks? Will their day ever come? Could our research – gulp – be wrong? Jokes have even started circulating… What’s the difference between a seagull and a gold stock investor? The seagull can still make a deposit on […]

Continue Reading

Follow the Majors to Find Investment Prospects

Taking part in the Cambridge World Resource Investment Conference, geologist and minerals maven Brent Cook, who also serves as Exploration Insights president, CEO, publisher and author, said he found more investors there looking for reasons to sell than to buy. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, he suggests that those who postpone buying decisions for too long risk missing the boat on some real “gems.” Finding gems in the garbage takes serious due diligence; he advises investors to evaluate potential juniors the same way the majors do when they’re hunting for companies whose assets will help replenish their dwindling reserves. Companies mentioned: ALMADEN MINERALS LTD. – ALTIUS MINERALS CORPORATION – ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI […]

Continue Reading

Precious Metals: Keep it Simple

Precious Metals: Keep it Simple

This weekend I had a conversation with a fund manager friend who I admire. He lives in the Asia-pac region and has tremendous knowledge of and insight into markets. I asked him what his advice would be. He told me it’s simple. My advice for the next three months is patience. My advice for the next three years is precious metals. People often feel the need to complicate things by over-trading and over-thinking the situation. In this piece, we want to keep it simple for Gold and Silver and the mining shares. The first chart is the chart we published back in May when suggesting that a major bottom could […]

Continue Reading

Gold-Stock Valuations show Gold Stocks are incredibly cheap

Gold-Stock Valuations show Gold Stocks are incredibly cheap

Gold stocks languish in a sentiment wasteland these days, left for dead by everyone but a small contrarian remnant. So naturally bears abound, their arguments dominated by the idea that gold miners’ costs are so high that they can’t make money anymore. Provocatively though, this notion is totally wrong. As gold-stock valuations reveal, gold miners are earning profits hand-over-fist at today’s gold levels. Valuations are the fundamental heart of stock investing, ultimately driving the vast majority of long-term performance. Investors buy stocks because they want a stake in companies’ future profits streams. The less they pay for each dollar of future profits, the better their ultimate returns. And the price […]

Continue Reading

HUI Chart Pattern Needs Some Help

HUI Chart Pattern Needs Some Help

As has been the case with the mining shares for some time, (going back as far as the first round of QE in late 2008), they require a shift in trader sentiment away from a DEFLATIONARY scenario towards one of INFLATION. The latter is what has resulted from each round of stimulus launched by the Federal Reserve. This week’s lack of an imminent launch of a QE3, has set mining shares, as well as bullion, back on their heels as traders have made the shift back towards expecting a further slowdown in global growth and more of a deflationary environment. This shift is showing up in the decidedly bearish chart […]

Continue Reading

Precious Metals: Comparing the 2012 Bottom to Past Bottoms

Precious Metals: Comparing the 2012 Bottom to Past Bottoms

Mark Twain said that history doesn’t repeat itself but it rhymes. This is also true in the markets. No bull or bear market or particular event is ever the same. Yet, because there are similarities, the prudent analyst always studies history. When trying to foresee bottoms and tops we always compare current conditions (price action, sentiment, fundamentals) to past conditions. We continue to believe that the recent bottom in precious metals markets falls into a group of major bottoms that includes 2000-2001, 2005 and 2008. In today’s piece we examine how these markets evolve following such bottoms which hopefully can give us an idea of what to expect in the […]

Continue Reading

Gold Stocks Recover from Late Friday Afternoon Mauling

Gold Stocks Recover from Late Friday Afternoon Mauling

AS many of you no doubt are aware, there appeared to have been some sort of coordinated bear raid on many of the smaller gold companies late Friday afternoon, particularly in the aftermarket hours when trading conditions are at their absolute thinnest. The entire sector however is getting a firm bid in today’s session even with the metals initially lower. Their strength seems to be pulling both gold and silver higher. The HUI is closing in on very stubborn chart resistance in the 460 region. This region marked the bottom of a consolidation period back in March of this year and is now serving as a line for sellers to short […]

Continue Reading

Prepare for the Pivot Point in the Gold Exploration Cycle

Prepare for the Pivot Point in the Gold Exploration Cycle

Historically, major gold exploration has occurred when the Dow was down and out. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, geologist and Exploration Insightswriter Quinton Hennigh talks about the coming gold rush and what that could mean for existing companies. Companies mentioned: ALLIED NEVADA GOLD CORP. – ANGLO AMERICAN PLC – BARRICK GOLD CORP. – GOLD FIELDS LTD. – OSISKO MINING CORP. The Gold Report: While the NYSE Arca Gold BUGS Index (HUI) is up a bit from its May low, it is still lagging the price of gold and not living up to expectations based on the role it has traditionally played as a safe haven for investors. Are we close to a turning point in […]

Continue Reading

ECB and FRB Could Unleash Risk On Rally Benefitting Undervalued Miners

ECB and FRB Could Unleash Risk On Rally Benefitting Undervalued Miners

We do not equivocate or hedge or straddle ambiguous opinions.  We try to deal in straight talk.  Time and time again we have been a rare voice calling for a better than expected rally in wealth in the earth mining assets, gold, silver, uranium, rare earths and graphite. Well here we are with the weekend Greece election which could depending on the outcome cause a pandemic meltdown for the global economy.  Already Greece is in crisis, hospitals are out of  basic necessities, people are rioting in the streets and jumping out of buildings.  Unemployment is above 22%. The case for the Federal Reserve announcing accommodative measures is exponentially growing as […]

Continue Reading